Asian Art Collection
26 Oct 2019 – 8 Aug 2021
QAG | Gallery 6 Henry & Amanda Bartlett Gallery | Free
Gradual shifts in pattern, colour and technique can be traced across thousands of years in ceramics from China, Japan, Korea and South-East Asia, along with the presence of shared motifs, technological developments, and the marks of artistic influence that have spread through ages and across cultures.
Also on view are personal treasures and revered courtly art, shedding light on various approaches to medium and form, enduring narratives, knowledge and beliefs that continue to influence the region’s artistic traditions.
Unknown, Japan / Netsuke: (fisherman with a large octopus emerging from a basket and child at his knee) 19th century / Carved ivory / 5 x 3.8 x 2.5cm / Bequest of Karl and Gertrude Langer 1985 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
Yangshao Culture, China / Storage jar (kuan) Neolithic period, Banshan phase (3000-2500 BCE) / Swelling earthenware shape, narrowing to the base, with flared mouth and two lugs set vertically at the maximum diameter, painted with black and maroon pigments in a band of large diamond shaped motifs below a narrow band of wave crest pattern repeated on the neck and inside the mouth / 41.3 x 40.6cm (diam.) / Gift of Wellington and Virginia Yee through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2004 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.